Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Jayson Tatum earns Eastern Conference Player of the Month honors for February

The NBA has named Jayson Tatum Eastern Conference Player of the Month for February, the league announced on Monday afternoon.

The All-Star forward led the Celtics to a 9-1 record last month, while putting up 27.2 points on 48% from the field and 35.1% from 3-point range to go along with 8.9 rebounds, and 6.7 assists per contest -- with the lone loss coming on Feb. 1 against the Lakers at home.

This is the second time that Tatum has earned Player of the Month honors this season after winning the award back in Oct/Nov with averages of 27.7 points, 8.8 rebounds, and 4.1 assists in Boston's first 18 games of the 2023-24 campaign. The Celtics star has now taken home East Player of the Month four times throughout his career.

Since the All-Star break, Tatum has been a topic of debate in MVP conversations as the Celtics have won 11 straight over the past month -- the longest win streak in the NBA this season -- while currently owning the league's best record at 48-12 overall.

Luka Dončić, who is also in the discussion for MVP, picked up Player of the Month for the Western Conference.

Meanwhile, Tatum's All-Star teammate Jaylen Brown was also just named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played between Feb. 25 - March 3, which include impressive blowout wins over the red-hot Dallas Mavericks and the Golden State Warriors with a combined average margin of 40 points in each victory.

The Celtics look to extend their streak when they face the Cavaliers (39-21) in Cleveland tonight, as TNT has the tip-off at 7:30 pm ET.

Joel Pavón

Photo used courtesy of Getty Images

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